Golden Globe nominations have arrived and Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway and Leonardo DiCaprio all were honored by the Golden Globe organization for the 2008 awards. Heath Ledger was no Joker as he scored a nod for Dark Knight.
The Golden Globes are by far the most enjoyable of the award shows. With television and film’s best and an open bar, Hollywood celebrities truly let it all hang out.
This year’s Golden Globe nominees are a diverse group. Nominees for best picture include Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Angelina Jolie’s The Changeling as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s reunion picture Revolutionary Road.
The acting nominees from television and film are a star-studded group. Jolie, DiCaprio and Pitt, as mentioned, Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Sean Penn (Milk), Meryl Streep (Doubt), James Franco (Pineapple Express), Amy Adams (Doubt), Clint Eastwood (for music) and Colin Farrell for an Irish film no one saw. But…it was great!
There were several surprises and snubs. Eastwood was ignored for director for both Gran Torino and The Changeling. Many thought Tales of Despereaux with its French flavor would nab a best animated feature nomination. But, it was not to be.
Don’t miss SheKnows coverage of the entire award season. From predicting the winners to covering the red carpet, one thing is clear: SheKnows award shows. Don’t miss my interviews with numerous nominees in the coming weeks and in the links below.
The 2008 Golden Globe nominees:
Best motion picture, drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best motion picture, comedy
Burn After Reading
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actor, comedy or musical
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey
Actress, comedy or musical
Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare, The Reader
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Foreign language film
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
Animated feature film
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E Up next…Clint Eastwood sings while television gets its honors